Upcoming Central Georgia Events
The Central Georgia Branch of the USGBC-GA Chapter is a diverse group of people in the Macon and surrounding areas who are interested in learning more about green building and sustainable design. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and training seminars. Our usual mix consists of architects, interior designers, students, contractors, professors, engineers, property owners and many other professions.
The Central Georgia Branch is an active member of both the Macon and Warner Robbins Chambers of Commerce.
We hold monthly Green Scene networking events on the third Monday of each month at the Blacksmith Shop on Poplar Street, downtown Macon. These events include complimentary food, a cash bar, networking and an educational session about sustainability in Central Georgia or around the state.
Branch Leadership Group (BLG):
The Central Georgia Branch follows the national organization's lead in working primarily through committees that form partnerships and strategic alliances with the other Chapter branches and regional organizations. Our Branch Leadership Group includes members who have shown leadership in the local community and the sustainable building industry. These committees are typically led by a Chairperson, with a Board Member serving as a liasion for strategic guidance, and are supported by a Co-Chair as well as volunteers.
The Central Georgia BLG includes:
Don Bivings, Market City Cafe, Chair
Gene Dunwody, Jr., Dunwoody Beeland Architects, Chair Elect
Christy Kovac, Chris R. Sheridan & Company, Secretary
Jim Fallon, Parrish Construction Company, Treasurer
Sam Kitchens, Bibb County Board of Commissioner, Immediate Past Chair
Nancy Conner, Glidden/Devoe
Stefano Danese, Easy Crane Company
Bill McLees, MBS Architects
Mike Parker, SP Design Group
Brenda Stokes, Bibb County Schools
Ed Weintraut, Mercer University
If you are interested in serving in any capacity on one or more of our local Branch committees, please feel free to contact the designated Chair via the links provided.
Educational Programs & Events
The Education & Events Committee in the Central Georgia Branch is responsible for planning all of the Branch events including monthly educational sessions/meetings, Credential Maintenance Programs, Lunch & Learns, Networking, Tours, and more! Overall, this committee furthers the mission of the USGBC through quality education in the State of Georgia.
Participation on this committee is a great opportunity for members to become directly involved as a volunteer for the events that bring our Chapter together for learning, networking, and fun. For more information about this committee, you can contact us here.
Chair: Mike Parker, SP Design Group
The Membership Committee in the Central Georgia Branch focuses on ways to grow Chapter membership, increase benefits for Chapter members, and ensure that new members understand how to best participate in their local Branch activities. The Branch Membership Committee is also the liaison group with National USGBC regarding membership applications and renewals.
For information about membership, please contact us here.
Chair: Christy Kovac, Chris R. Sheridan & Co.
Liasons to Chapter Committees:
The Central Georgia Branch has members that represent the Branch as liasons to the Georgia Chapter Committees. Please visit the individual committee pages for more information about the work each committee performs.